Building Young Champions, on and off the Mat


Castille Clinic June 2015

There will be a 2 day intro to wrestling clinic at Castille Elementary School, Mon June 8 and Thurs June 11, 2:15-3:15, in room P-11.

The clinic is free but is limited to the first 10 that register.  You may register by going here.

Also, please download and fill out the waiver and bring it with you to the first day.

This clinic is for beginner wrestlers only.  No prior experience required.

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State Placers 2015

Congrats to our 2015 state placers!

Craig Phoenix: 8th place


Josh Bentley: 5th place (wrestled up an age bracket)


Caleb Park: 6th place (USA. 44 wrestler bracket!)


Kyler Petronis: 8th place


Jake Herrera: 8th place


State Qualifiers

Congrats to our state qualifiers!  These individuals move on to the state tournament in Buchanan March 27-29:

Lincoln Rhonemus

Jake Herrera

Brock Kenney

Sam Callas

Kyler Petronis

Treyvon Shodja

Max Park

Caleb Park

Craig Phoenix

Braden Phoenix

Josh Bentley

2015 Spring and Summer Camps

Registration is now open for our 2015 spring and summer youth camps.


Our Youth spring camp for grades k-8 will be May 12-June 11. More information here.

Click here to register online for the youth spring camp.  You may also register by mail by filling out the form and mailing it with donation to the P.O Box on the form.


Dates: June 22-July 16, Mon-Thurs each week, 6-8pm.  $150 donation for four weeks of training.

You can register by mail–fill out form, send in with donation.

You can also register online by clicking here.

Flyer with info is here.

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So Far in 2014-15

We have gotten off to a great start so far this year!  Lots of action in December: two tournaments–El Dorado and Megatron–and 4 scrimmages: Valdez, two San Clemente scrimmages, and Laguna Hills/Marco Forrester Middle School.  As we move into January, we have a lot of momentum!

Here are some highlights:

*At the El Dorado tournament, we had 28 competitors, 16 medalists, 7 of them first place. Nate Garrison, Will Garrison, Craig Phoenix, Jake Herrera, Osten Dandan, Diego Garcia, Max Park, Caleb Park, Max Callas, all medaled.  Jorge Gonzalez, Ian Rudner, Kyler Petronis, Josh Bentley, Treyvon Shodja, William Burks, and Sam Callas all took first.

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*Osten Dandan was nominated our first wrestler of the week for his gutsy performance.

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*At Megatron, 3 out of 7 Big Kats medaled: Trey, Brock Kenney, and Caleb Park.  All came away with some great experience.  Tough tournament!


San Clemente scrimmage:

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We are looking forward to a great 2015!

Castille After School Clinic

Big Kat Wrestling Club will offer a free after school wrestling clinic, to be held Wed Sept 24 through Friday Sept 26, from 2:15-3:45 each day.

Click HERE to register for this free clinic.

Please download the and turn in upon arrival.  You may also email the waiver to

For more information about our winter program, beginning Nov 10, click HERE or download the Program flyer.

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Mike Krause Clinic Teaser

NEW: click here for online registration.

Note: amount goes up after Oct 10!

NEW: click here for individual session registration.

We are happy to partner with Capo Valley Wrestling in bringing Mike Krause to the Mission Viejo area for a fall clinic Oct 17-19.

Mike is a nationally recognized club coach who, in addition to running his own feeder club for perennial power Detroit Central Catholic, travels around the nation teaching at camps and clinics.  Anyone who has seen him at a clinic or perhaps online at knows he brings the heat!  To see what Mike is all about, click on the link above embedded in his name.

The clinic features one session Friday evening, two sessions Saturday, and two sessions Sunday.  In addition, there will be a scrimmage Sat afternoon, and the parents/coaches will have a complimentary Q & A with coach Krause while the wrestlers are scrimmaging.

This clinic is open to any wrestler grades K-12.

To register by mail and for more information, download and send in the registration form.  To register online, click the link above.

As a preview, check out the interview coach Bordner conducted with Mike, and view some of his credentials below:

Also, here is a sneak peek of Mike in action:

  • Regarded as one of the best youth coaches in the country
  • 2010 Journymen / Asics National coaches clinic Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2010 / 2012 USJOC Guest of honor. National Clinician for Tournament for 2500+ wrestlers
  • 2010 National Northeast Coaches Clinics — Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2010 Monterey Champions Coaches Clinic — Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2011-12 Pop N Flo Mini Man Tournament Guest of honor
  • 2011 Montana Open Guest of Honor – Held clinic for 1100 wrestlers
  • 2010 HS State Champions
  • 2012 HS State Champions
  • 2013 HS State Champions
  • 2013 OK State Coaches Clinic Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2013 Monterrey Champions Coaches Clinic – Youth Coach Clinician
  • 2013 Oklahoma High School Coaches clinic Youth Coach clinician
  • 2013 Monterey Coaches Clinic youth coach Clinician
  • 2014 Team State Champs with 5 individual State Champions
  • 2014 USJOC Guest of Honor
  • 2014 Summer filled with 32 camps
  • Holds Clinics and Camps throughout the Nation all year – Over 130 clinics
  • Head Coach of Team Shamrock – feeder team for Detroit Catholic Central
  • Head Coach NXT LVL Wrestling Academy since 2003
  • Team Shamrock 2x Youth State Champs 2X runner up
  • Inventor of the ‘Bring it” technique shirt
  • 4x Michigan State Letter-winner
  • Coaching and Wrestling for 25 years
  • Known for high energy and positive style of coaching
  • Flowrestling named him “Youth Coach of the Century” videos on
  • Personal Website Named Top 10 Youth coaching sites of all sports
  • Simply put….he brings the HEAT!